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Navy embarks on historic football season

Navy embarks on historic football season

This shapes up as an historic season for the Navy football program. After competing as an independent for 134 years, the Midshipmen are joining a league. Navy is now a football-only member of the American Athletic Conference, which was established in July, 2013. Adding the Midshipmen brings the AAC to 12 teams, allowing it to conduct a conference championship game. For recruiting purposes, Navy has requested to play in the West Division along with Memphis, Houston, Southern Methodist, Tulane and Tulsa. If the Midshipmen win the West, they would play in the inaugural AAC championship game on Dec. 5. That would cause quite a schedule crunch for Navy, which will meet archrival Army on...

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